Rank Insignia Previous Honoree ID Next Honoree ID

honoree image
First Name: Paul

Last Name: Overby

Birthplace: Haskell, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Haskell, TX
Middle Name: I.

Date of Birth: 25 November 1921

Date of Death: 13 February 1972

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Paul Ivan Overby

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Paul Ivan Overby

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 27 (May 6, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Paul Ivan Overby (ASN: 38609120), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Company B, 58th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in action in Germany on 30 March 1945.
Private Overby's platoon was held up by enemy riflemen who, from their entrenched position, controlled a large area. Upon receiving an order to dispose of this enemy, Private Overby exposed himself and opened fire with his automatic rifle. Although wounded in the arm and suffering intense pain from an activated smoke grenade attached to his person, he continued to fire until the enemy had been wiped out. Private Overby's courage and extreme devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316529   Created by: drjones46




Honoree Photos

honoree imagehonoree imagehonoree image

honoree imagehonoree image

honoree image